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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 68 km NW of Piti Village, Guam

Earthquake location 13.902S, 144.2453WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Piti Village in Guam on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 144.2453 East, latitude 13.902 North, depth = 99.7 km. The temblor was reported at 12:55:14 / 12:55 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000ghab. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ghab. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/07/18 / 2018-07-25 02:55:14 / July 25, 2018 @ 2:55 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99.7 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop). Close country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Inarajan Village, Merizo Village, Talofofo Village (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 68 km NW of Piti Village, Guam.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.2453° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.902° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 99.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km NW of Piti Village, Guam Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-07-25 02:55:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-03 01:42:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 271 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.68 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 184 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000ghab Id of event.
Event Code 2000ghab An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ghab, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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